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01/23/2014 06:40 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Deadvlei Is The Most Beautiful 'Dead' Place You Will Ever See

Deadvlei is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it's quite beautiful.

Located inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, Deadvlei is surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world, some of which, according to Atlas Obscura, tower at 1,312 feet high.

A river once brought water to Deadvlei, but when the climate changed the river dried up and Deadvlei has been an arid, lifeless place ever since. Tree skeletons scorched by the sun stand among desiccated land. Some species of plants still do grow -- such as Salsola shrubs and Nara melon, but for the most part Deadvlei is an eerily beautiful and deserted place you have to see to believe.

Check out photos of Deadvlei below.

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